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SFGTV2
Jan 21, 2013 8:30am PST
. >> cut us off a little bit. >> david, let's talk about energy efficiency. i know fluorescent lights and bulbs are a big issues right now. people are changing old-style fluorescent bulbs. what's the old one, the new one and the savings? >> the standard of the industry were t-12. this was a four-foot lamp. the 12 stands for and and it's about four or five times more efficient than the typical incandescent light bulb. in the energy to increase energy efficiency. they have a more efficient standard. it's a two footer. it's called the t-8. it's half an inch in diameter. these are bi-pin fluorescent fixtures. these are 10, 15% for efficient than the older t-12. all of the fixtures bought now have the t-8. >> i understand they're going to stop making t-12 bulbs. >> it is scheduled for extinction. >> along the same lines, the city of san francisco is considering an ordinance to require the conversion from the old 212 to t-8 efficiency fixtures or higher. >> there are discussions. many of the large owners have gone to retrofits because there is a very good payback on it. the only commercial
FOX Business
Jan 18, 2013 9:00pm EST
says millions of dollars for great energy and the 2009 stimulus package went to foreign companies. with more on this and, senior political columnist for the washington examiner. it's great to see you again, as always. i mean, look at the dollars and sincere. 16 billion for the green energy program. one out of $4 went to foreign companies. does that make any sense you? >> this is what happens when the government tries to get in a situation of picking winners and losers. it doesn't even do that very well. they're trying to reward the american companies. oh, here is a subsidy for installing windmills or installing solar panels. guess what, a good chance they are going to be made overseas. a good chance that a lot of these subsidies are going to go before companies. and this is been true in many government programs, not just obama's stimulus, but obama through the stimulus really ramped up the degree of the government handing out money to green energy. gerri: france, spain, japan, italy, you name it, are cut money when all over the planet. here's the thing that is really frustrating.
SFGTV2
Jan 15, 2013 12:30pm PST
clean renewable energy for city services like public buses, hospitals, schools, and much more. and finally, we collect and treat all the city's wastewater and stormwater making it safe enough to discharge into the san francisco bay and pacific ocean. >> in 2006 the puc was planning a record number of projects. >> the public utilities commission is a very infrastructure-rich organization. we're out there rebuilding the water system. we've budget working on power generation in the country. we've been doing sewer for the city. we're looking at a brand-new rebuild of all watt systems in san francisco and we haven't had a home that's been other than mental. >> they staff over 900 people. the puc is in two office locations. >> you know, this is such a great place for a building. if the puc owned that building and we could make that the icon i can sustainable building puc represents, wouldn't be a dramatic idea? >> so, one of the major decisions we made was we wanted to make a statement with this building. we wanted this building to be a lead platinum building which is very few build
SFGTV2
Jan 17, 2013 7:30pm PST
, we'll replace them. we have time to do that. >> the building that's two renewable energy generations. wind turbines located on the north facade. two different levels of photo volume takes. >> we have over 600 solar panels and three platforms on the building, and four integrated wind turbines. the wind turbines and the solar panels produce 7% of the building's energy. and we're reducing the use of energy here by 32% in the office building. >> the entire building is controlled by a complex computer system which monitors and adjusts air, heating and lights as well as indoor shades. >> the building is going to be a smart building. it's going to have all integrated features. so, it has a monitor on the roof that knows where the sun is. as it gets warmer or colder, it heats and cools the building. as it gets lighter, shades can go up or down to make sure that you're not over using any kind of heat or air conditioning, but as it gets darker the shades can go back up. the lights inside the building self-adjust depending how close they are to the light sources outside, how light it is, how da
PBS
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
way focusing on water supplies and renewable energy. the crown prince of the united arab emirates says they realize they have a limit. >> translator: the united arab emirates has been providing the world with energy for half a century. we'll continue our efforts to provide a stable supply. it's our responsibility as a member of the international community. >> reporter: what prompted the concern is an impending sense of crisis. the gulf nation could lose its status as one of the world's leading oil producers. in 2011, the uae was seventh in terms of production but energy demands in the nation amounting in the face of rapid urbanization and a growing population. one of the most pressing issues is the secure enough electricity to convert sea water into fresh water. the country gets much of its water from the sea but surging water consumption now has the uae using 70% of its electricity for sea water. without effective measures the uae will have to spend more oil and gas and domestic power generation which would deprive it of its major export. that's whyhe government wants to expand the us
SFGTV2
Jan 22, 2013 2:30pm PST
it civilly would be a local scaled acceleration of affordable tax and co generation of energy efficiency and other local renewable demand site resource as far as the conceptual approach and the product definition this is seasonally what was referred to in the industry as energy as a service and that means that you get out of the old kilowatt hour paradigm that goes back to the 1930's where you are selling hours of power into a service approach where you are standard dyeing on site affordable tax and building retrofits as standard components of that service we focus on a no money down approach to energy efficiency and renewables this would not only require any kind of a late premium to the customers but a rate discount for those customers and is so energy efficiency with a discount and no money down and that is product differentiation that p g and e does not offer and utilities do not offer but we are uniquely poised to offer. this would apply to both the business community as well as residential customers. and so, as far as the approach to development we are really recommending an integr
PBS
Jan 20, 2013 8:30am PST
that are extraordinary. >> and this is another challenge, because we are the country that has the best energy matrix on earth. 47% of all energy consumed in brazil comes from renewable sources. >> hinojosa: so let's just say that again, because i think it's important for people to hear that. 47... almost half of the energy used in brazil is produced with renewable sources. >> yes, compared to about 7% in the industrialized world. now, why is that? because of hydroelectric electricity for houses, for industry, et cetera. comes in part from that. 80% of the electricity used in brazil comes from hydro. we have also a new industry which is sugar cane ethanol, which is a carbon reducing activity that has made gasoline an alternative fuel in brazil. most cars that you see in the streets in the cities and the roads are using ethanol, not gasoline. so... and also, in the process of making ethanol, you produce a lot of electricity, because we burn the gas of the sugar cane to power the mills, and the mills use only one-third of that energy. the rest goes to the grid. now, the question for us now is to integr
FOX Business
Jan 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
. >> and then have you obama saying we need 100 billion of green energy that is pure boondoggle. we don't need green engineers, all that nutty stuff, for solar, and electric cars. neil: what would david have the government do? >> government, should provide for defense, and foreign policy that is noninterventionist and stays out of the affairs of the rest of the world. neil: you are like a libertarian. >> in that regard i am, look at last 40 years it has ban a fiasco, vietnam, you have to be kidding me. and it needs to be shrunk, and social chunks, supported -- social insurance, is which are vidother side of the spending problem. if we don't get at military industry complex, and social insurance we're kidding ourselves, the deficits will grow. neil: then what. i don't see anything being done. >> i think that is why i say the budget is a doomsday machine, we face a permanent fiscal cliff of 8% gdp gap. i see a constant political battle, every year there will be a deb debt ceiling crisis. neil: what do you think of the president? >> you know you can't have a dictate adictatorship, you havea bad blow u
SFGTV2
Jan 22, 2013 3:30pm PST
on a lot of different things when it comes to local distributed generation of local clean energy, they are not getting this. and we have really got do something to pick up on what jessica was talking about and we need to hire a director for the staff that is deeply knowledgeable about the local distributed generation and how to implement it through this program otherwise we are going to lose this program. and i want to get back to the key problem is that for many many years through many ordinance and is resolutions both the board of supervisors and yourselves have directed your staff to work on the local power model and bring it forward. these resolution and is ordinances did not direct power enterprise staff to battle with the contractor, who which, is far more enter the than they are on these issues and resist what they are proposing at every turn i'm sorry to be so critical, but this is very serious as you were saying commissioner mr. president, the future of our children and grandchildren is at stake here. and just to refer also to the packet that jessica referred to the p
LINKTV
Jan 17, 2013 6:30pm PST
,000 households with heating. the refuse becomes a source of energy. >> by burning refuse we can reduce our use of oil and natural gas. that lowers seoul's co2 emissions by about 21,000 tons a year. but we can't really be sustainable unless we produce less waste in the future and recycle more. >> cherry blossoms provide a glimpse of seoul's greener side. compared to many other asian cities, seoul is a pioneer when it comes to parks, public transport, and climate protection. this small river in the city centre is an impressive symbol of that. long covered with concrete, it has now been restored to its natural state. it's a peaceful oasis in the midst of urban canyons. the new futuristic town hall also serves as a role model. the huge administrative building requires about 20% less energy for lighting, air conditioning, and heat. its head designer sang-hee lee is relying on geothermal and solar energy. such technologies are to be used throughout the city in the future, because by 2020 seoul wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter. >> building design plays a central role. not onl
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
focuses on energy, environmental regulatory issues. i have to tell you, you have to hear what they say. the former mexican president talking about the goal here. economic growth and sustainability are interdependent. you cannot have one without the other. what do you say? >> well, if that is the case what we need to subsidize it with taxpayer dollars? if this is such a profitable idea, if the green energy market is a multitrillion-dollar economy, then let the ceos and venture-capital this figure that out. while this been a your money in my money? it makes economic sense. this culture of promoting these ideas with government capitol only creates government welfare or corporate welfare and creates corporate dependence. gerri: companies that fail as we talked about some many times in the show. whether you're talking about solyndra or a number of others that our government financed. you would think that maybe these are just wacked-out the trees coming of the wild ideas. and back, this green growth alliance has members like the world bank, deutsche bank, any number, ge can hsbc as members.
KCSMMHZ
Jan 15, 2013 2:00am PST
not expect help from the parish priest. >> germany is in the process of completely remodeling its energy infrastructure. this has become necessary after parliament decided to phase out nuclear power. more than a quarter of germany's electricity now comes from renewable sources of energy like wind power, for example. the bulk of germany's eco friend the electricity is now generated in the country's wind parks on the northern coast. demand for electricity is highest in the south of germany, where industrial plants have to be kept running. the electricity generated by wind power then has to be transported from high up in the north are down to the south. different countries are connected by europe's electricity grid, and in the past, neighboring countries found it easy to coordinate who would use the grid at what time and how much capacity was required. that has changed. now if there is a strong wind on the german coast, this can create problems for germany's neighbors, such as the czech republic. >> the engineer in charge of the substation south of prague has problems, and they are getting
SFGTV
Jan 15, 2013 6:30am PST
no currently and relying completely i will say hard energy sources and fossil fuels and that sort of thing, and even in my own personal campaign there was a hit piece that came out about how i was in bed with shell oil and nigeria and active vifts there and we know that is true and disappearing and what not and i don't think we should under estimate the type of political quagmire that this program will find itself in and the attacks are unwarranted and misinforming and certainly i'm not suggesting they're all coming from pg&e, but certainly there is a motivation to maintain the monopoly they have held in the city around providing energy, so with that being said i just wanted to close my comments and i am glad next week i think we're at lafco hearing the task force recommendations. that is critical and sometimes we pass the policies and our actions never conform with the policies that we pass, so if we're serious about reaching that goal in 10 years i think we really need to get serious and that's why cleanpower sf is so important, but in closing i want to go back again and harp on my jimmy
SFGTV2
Jan 19, 2013 1:30pm PST
of energy and life and hope for the world. you have decorated it with peace cranes and light. wishes and dreams, and most importantly your energy. and now, on behalf of the sisters of perpetual indulgence inc, we gather this energy and strength that we may send it to the nuns above and to give it to any and all that needs its strength. to release the energy of hope that this magnificent tree represents i will ask each and every one of you if you please every time you hear me say we say... you will evoke the words of harvey milk by saying as one group you got to give them hope. now please raise your hands towards the tree of hope and we say you got to give them hope. for all lgbtq young people struggling with bullies and intolerance, we say that you got to give them hope for all transgendered people fighting to live with dignity and respect. we say you got to give them hope. for all of those who seek to protect the rights of lgbtq people across the world, we say you got to give them hope. for our sick and elderly in need of a will having word, a sign of hope, we say, you got to give t
SFGTV2
Jan 20, 2013 7:30pm PST
to hire the energy commission. california became the leader in energy efficiency. we put in tax credits and policies of the public utilities commission to favor alternative energy, independent power production. which is obvious today. when they promoted code- generation it was something very novel. 30 years ago. now you have a different name for a period in his third party power production using power in a driving way to recapture the most efficient way. innovation is important. i have to also, every time we heard the word innovation, i have to put a plug in for tradition. i have a very traditional education. i spent a lot of years in silence speaking latin up in the hills, living within the medieval framework. i do respect the past. we study it. if you are grounded in tradition, you feel quite confident in change and innovation. if you are insecure, you are very reluctant to embrace the unknown. i do think we need to in our education and politics, we have to have a new appreciation for our traditions and the patterns that describe our culture and our being as americans. having said all
FOX Business
Jan 17, 2013 12:00am EST
strikes against critical energy facilities? and could it disrupt supplies? we drill down to the answers. and call it a liberal tax. the conservative restaurant owner charges left-wing moore for their drink and donate the cash to right-wing causes. is it a boom for his business? the owner serves as a big helping of a government economics. even when i say this not, it is always about "money." adam: and a good evening to you. we want to look at the days headline market. a tough day for stocks. the dow snapped a five-day nning streak falling 23 points. more turbulence for boeing 787 dreamliner. a faulty battery forced an emergency landing of a 787 in japan after a result the japan airlines are grounding their entire dreamliner flight facing safety inspections. shares of boeing fell more than 3%. hewlett-packard rallied more than 4% reported they received buyer interest for the edf units in recent days, however sources say no major sailors coming anytime soon. but we have to move on to the story that everybody is talking about. president obama signing 23 separate executive actions on gun vio
SFGTV
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
're going to reach these goals of 100% renewable energy in that time frame. >> right. >> and certainly that's why i had some concerns around making sure that the values of the cleanpower sf program are ones that are always emphasized because again this is a conversation that has been in this country really since -- for a long time, but certainly in the 70's it took on a greater level of discussion, but then the conversation sort of didn't go anywhere. i think it was jimmy carter was the person person to put solar energy panels on the roof, and then i mentioned a couple of times someone named emory lovins who wrote a book "soft energy path" and took on the issues of fossil fuels and coal and sustainable wind and solar and other sources and just 30 years later we're still -- >> still plugging away. >> still at the beginning of the conversation, so for years i guess san franciscans really haven't had an opt in -- certainly not an opt out choice, and so sometimes we talk too much about opt in i get a little nervous, so anyway i thed to thank you. >> you're welcome. >> before going to public co
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
at low levels and when that happens energy companies stop drilling. this was the story in 2012. the number of natural gas rigs was down 46% from the year before. when companies cut back enough, that was something that happened in the second half of 2012. the technology for extracting this was maybe the cycle was broken. that is why tonight we are going off the charts to figure out where it might be headed. garner thinks that trading natural gas is always a dangerous game. hence that is why they call it the widow maker. garner believes that it is still too early to get bullish. there is a strong tendency to rally every year through mid april are. the commodity suffers a great decline in mid-january. in short, she thinks natural gas is maybe to go much lower. take a look at this weekly chart in natural gas. see that is that wedge pattern got that? since this pattern, okay, this wedge gives natural gas a ceiling of resistance at $3.70, the wedge is here, you have to look at this, just look at this line for a moment. there is a lot going on in this chart. now look at this level, th
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
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SFGTV2
Jan 16, 2013 9:30pm PST
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CBS
Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
night's sleep about energy drinks. but we were surprised to hear just how many people... wind up in the e-r, after drinking them! here's cbs reporter bigad shaban. >>> there have been a lot of warnings coming out about energy drinks. >> we were surprised to hear how many people lined up in the er after drinking them. >> reporter: energy drinks are super popular especially with young adults. >> gives me a boost. >> reporter: college junior, alan, works late nights at a restaurant he uses them to stay awake. >> during the middle of the shift, i will knock one down when i feel tired. >> reporter: they are landing more and more people in emergency. >> the first question i ask when i see a young person with rapid heart beat and anxiety, have you taken energy drinks. >> reporter: a report says er visits doubled in the last four years from about 10,000 to more than 20,000. doctors say those high doses of caffeine and other additives can cause a number of reactions. >> symptoms of taking a stimulant, nervousness, rapid heart rate, anxiety. >> reporte
SFGTV2
Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
by private company asks so they would be solar installingers and energy fishgee retrofit companies under under the local hiring ordinance there is a requirement that a certain number of jobs be local and so we have been working to earth a earth earth a certificate contain a job [spelling?] and there is no program to employ the people trained by the program and so we are recommending o wd restart and expand it's operation to train these folk who would then be qualified into a pool of local labor for hiring for by the company that is implement these projects. . >> all right mr. moran? >>> one of the things i have been trying to figure out is how this effort that you are describing measures with what we have in front of us and with what the board of supervisors have improved and. >> yes, last time, i asked whether it was an either or and whether we have phase one in front of us or if you can do both if you choose to and the sense that i had it was more the latter and in reading this material though, it seems that you proposed to somethingly change what would be in the phase one on off
Current
Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
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